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What's YOUR BRIGHT side:)?

Honest thoughts on where I am today

By Maree Chavez - October 28, 2019

I feel that this journey has taught me a lot.
Mostly about getting comfortable with myself.
This journey started with my OWN intuition and that power from within is what gets me through each day. Some days are better than others and I'm just taking it one day at a time and always looking at/for the BRIGHT side of the experience.

To that one gal that needs it today.... "Hang in there" and every day keep looking for the bright side;)

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Can't cut it.

everyone has their 'security blanket'

By Maree Chavez - May 30, 2019

At the age of 54, my security blanket, come to find out, is my long hair.
I can't seem to part with it;)
What I have learned about myself is that I am more comfortable growing out my gray hair than I am cutting the length of my hair.

"Why don't you just color the ends to match your gray?" you ask.
My hair has been bleached out 4 X's to lighten my original dark brown colored hair--so needless to say, the ends of my hair are pretty damaged.Instead of more bleach and color, I'm keeping my ends healthy with protein treatments and deep conditioners.

SOOOO, I am going with the 'grombre' look for now. Ideally, I should just cut it, but my vanity can only do one drastic change at a time.


Choosing make up

different looks for different moods

By Maree Chavez - April 19, 2019

Well...another month has gone by and it's given me more opportunity to get to know this silver haired girl I see in the mirror.

It's brought a couple of new things to my attention including make up choice. At first I thought I would have to find that perfect color that would go with my new hair color palette...but to my surprise, I have found that there is not ONE perfect's about different LOOKS.

It's been fun to take the time to experiement with one make up change at a time. Going more neutral feels really soft and subtle....almost dreamy.......whereas, a bold lip ignites more drama.

So far, if I go BOLD in the makeup I'll go more simple in dress..blocked colors and or solids.

Neutral make up?? Then I go with patterns, texture and color...perhaps more pop in jewelry too.

In this photo example, The nude lip was paired with a BOLD colored pearl necklace and a PLUM blouse with a jean jacket.

Today, I am wearing a solid black T with a really bright, bold fuschia lip.

SOOOOO the moral of this story for me is,,,try not to get stuck in the 'there's only one way' to compliment silver/gray hair with  make up. Bold/bright and neutral both have a place in this new look---it's about experimenting and taking time to get to know this silver spectrum:)

Temporary Titanium for Blending

April 17, 2019

A fun fix to blend in a "warm on top' top knot. Just spray in Joico's titanium colored spray to blend the old color on the ends with the new growth.

Growing with the Gray

Letting go...

By Maree Chavez - February 26, 2019

It's coming up on a year---and this is where I am.

Every day--I see and feel things differently.

I am still emotionally going through ups and downs.

Today a client walked in  the salon who hadn't seen me in over a year.
He said with the biggest smile...." Oh My God--you've aged!!!!!!!!" followed by "you look better than ever"!!!!!!!!!

That's it in a nutshell---sometimes I feel like I'm 100 years old and  sometimes I feel illuminated.

That's the status--I am taking it one day at a time and it's unveiling more about me than just the gray:)

I like the journey it's taking me on because it has forced me to look beyond and dig deeper into myself.